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‘Modest Mom’ Makes Frum Au Courant

Some things never go out of style — that little black dress, leather jackets, Tiffany and Co. — and even modesty.   Modesty has been...
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For These Twin Sisters, Making a Difference Through Mitzvah Projects Is in Their...

From the outside, twin sisters Remi and Julia Rosenthal are just like any other 12-year-old girls. They like to play piano. They read Harry Potter,...
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To DIY For: The Two Sides of Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

With numerous planning options available online, just how does social media affect the fairy godmothers of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah party: the planners? The average Bar...
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For its Anniversary Celebration, Beth Am Israel Proves Age Is Nothing but a...

Beth Am Israel gets ready to celebrate its 90th anniversary on Oct. 18. The celebration at Beth Am Israel marking its 90th anniversary will be...
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For Both Synagogue Educators and Students’ Families, It’s a Constant Search for Balance

Students these days have a lot on their plates. Between school every day and after school activities taking up much of their time in...
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A Cantor Equally at Home in Synagogues and Stadia

Cantor David Propis, a native Philadelphian, became the first singer to perform the national anthem live in Philadelphia Union history. Cantor David Propis, a native...
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No Longer at Sea, Beth Israel’s New Rabbi Comes Home

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County's new rabbi comes from the U.S. Navy. Rabbi Jon Cutler has served all over the world, but, as he...
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Temple Judea Pre-School Makes Kids Feel at Home

When it comes to starting preschool, parents can can find it to be as much of a learning experience as the kids. One of the...
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RRA Names Rabbi Elyse Wechterman As Its Executive Director

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association has chosen one of its own to head the organization. After a two-decade absence following her graduation from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical...
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Longtime Member Becomes Rabbi at Beth Am Israel

Shelly Barnathan, the new associate rabbi at Congregation Beth Am Israel, is no stranger to the Penn Vally synagogue. Growing up as a girl in...